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Babinski’s reflex

a reflex extension of the great toe with flexion of the other toes, evoked by stroking the sole of the foot: normal in infants but otherwise denoting central nervous system damage.

Babinski’s reflex Ba·bin·ski’s reflex (bə-bĭn’skēz)
An extension of the great toe, sometimes with fanning of the other toes, in response to stroking of the sole of the foot. It is a normal reflex in infants, but is associated with a disturbance of the pyramidal tract in children and adults. Also called Babinski’s sign, toe reflex.


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